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Associate Legal Counsel

Company: Thorntons
Location: Parsippany
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Associate Legal Counsel Job Location: Parsippany Parsippany, NJ . Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella, Tic Tac, Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello, Kinder Bueno and Kinder Surprise. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. About the Role: The lawyer in this role will be responsible for providing a broad range of legal services to the Company, with a significant focus on food law, marketing law, regulatory matters and contract drafting and negotiation. She/he will report directly to and work closely with the Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. and will be a business partner who will collaborate effectively across the Company. The position will be based in Parsippany, NJ. Main Responsibilities: * Preparation and review of packaging and labeling for food products in compliance with the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act and other regulatory requirements. * Reviewing advertising and promotional materials, including point of sale materials, coupons, press releases, websites, social media, print, television, etc. * Counseling on substantiation requirements for a wide variety of product claims, including handling any related challenges from regulators or competitors. * Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various agreements, including agency, promotion, sampling, supply, sales, information technology, product guaranty/hold harmless agreements and other commercial agreements. * Providing guidance on intellectual property (primarily trademark and copyright) protection. * Providing litigation support as necessary. Who we are looking for: * Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in New Jersey (or willing to obtain an in-house limited license). * At least four years of experience as an attorney with food law and marketing law experience in a top law firm or corporation (in-house at a CPG company preferred) * Knowledge of FDA regulations is required. * Demonstrated ability to be a pro-active team player and partner effectively with business clients in a collaborative environment to achieve stated business objectives while minimizing risks * Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines. * Professional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complicated legal concepts to understandable business terms. * Must present a professional image. * Ability to maintain the highest degree of ethics. * Highly motivated and positive attitude. * Must be able to travel as required (domestic & international). How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero: Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you'll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. Equal Opportunity Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Nearest Major Market: New York City Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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